Border closures in Argentina cause export delays at major port

The government of Argentina’s decision to close its borders to foreigners amid the coronavirus outbreak led to delays at some major ports.

According to Reuters, the port in the city of Rosario, located on the Parana River in the province of Santa Fe roughly 300 kilometers northwest of Buenos Aires, experienced delays on Monday. Issues in other ports around the country had previously been resolved.

The port in Rosario is a major export center for agricultural products, especially soybeans and corn.

Argentina, along with many other countries in South America, is not allowing foreigners to enter the country due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the World Health Organization, there are 65 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Two people have already died from the disease.

The delays highlight the economic impact of the necessary measures taken by countries to halt or slow the spread of COVID-19.

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